Lipid peroxidation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of several neonatal complications. To improve the knowledge on the antioxidant lipid-soluble defenses in neonatal age, we investigated a group of healthy full-term infants and their mothers measuring by high-pressure liquid cromatography the levels of vitamin E and carotenoids. Our data demonstrate that neonatal levels of lipid-soluble anti-oxidants are lower than the maternal ones. Moreover we show that neonatal Vitamin E and carotenoid concentrations are respectively unrelated and strictly related to maternal levels of the same lipid-soluble anti-oxidants.
|Number of pages||3|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 1|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
- Lipid-soluble anti-oxidants
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